Making a Grass Covered Board

This is just a little entry on one of the most useful techniques I have ever been taught. It was at a British Sugarcraft Guild meeting, the theme being Easter. The lady made an easter themed cake, and used this technique to decorate the board of the cake.

Cover your board in green to be grass. I used a patch work technique to cover this, since the cake was a bit of an odd shape, and not in the middle of the board. The grass making method is good at hiding the seams from covering the board like this. Should you be so daft as to stick a finger or utensil into the icing, this method also helps to cover any marks.

Take a star tip like this one, and go nuts. Poke it into the icing to leave the impression behind. A lot of times. Although you do need to do it lots of times, it is still a pretty quick effect.

And hey presto, a lovely patch of grass, which on this occasion was the background for a haggis.

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